Lower Manhattan School Survival 101

Jun 18, 2024

Hey there!

I trust you’re doing well and that your young one’s school journey has kicked off on a positive note. Navigating the waters of parenthood, particularly when it comes to education, is both challenging and incredibly rewarding.


From one parent to another, here are some strategies I’ve found invaluable:

  • Engage Actively: Dive into school activities, be present at parent-teacher meetings, and assist with homework. It’s a wonderful way to show your child you’re genuinely invested in their academic journey.
  • Lead by Example: Children are often our mirror images. Showcase your study techniques or how you approach learning. They’ll likely pick up on these habits.
  • Foster a Learning-friendly Home: A serene study spot and handy resources can make all the difference.
  • Celebrate the Effort: Remember, it’s not always about the outcome. Applaud their determination and hard work, even if the results aren’t always top-notch.
  • Encourage Resilience: Mistakes are stepping stones. Help your child understand that setbacks are a part of growth.
  • Open the Doors of Communication: Let them know it’s okay to seek help, from you, teachers, or classmates.

Additional Nuggets of Wisdom:

  • Set Feasible Goals: Every child’s pace of learning is unique. Allow them the space to grow at their own rhythm.
  • Embody a Love for Learning: Spark their interest by being inquisitive yourself. Delve into books or explore new topics together.
  • Extracurriculars Matter: They not only build skills but also broaden horizons and foster social connections.
  • Stay in the Loop: Daily chit-chats about their day can keep you connected to their school life.
  • Stay Positive: Bolster their confidence by always being their biggest cheerleader.

Here’s to embarking on this beautiful journey together, ensuring our children shine their brightest. Wishing you a year filled with enriching experiences and milestones.

Warmly, Busy Bear


About Author

Theodor Mikhaylov | Founder | Phone: (646) 752-2858 | BUSYBEAR Starting as a physician in Russia, Theodor transitioned to NYC's daycare scene, founding the esteemed Little Princeton in 2009. Theodor co-founded Golden Minds Prep, Mind Body Soul Children’s Society, and Aspiring Minds. He consults for daycares in NY, offering expertise in optimizing childcare centers. http://www.daycareonline.com/theodor_mikhaylov.html

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What age range does Golden Minds cater to?

Golden Minds Daycare/Preschool serves kids aged 2-5. Our Children’s/Tutoring/Homeschooling Centers cater to ages 4-18.

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We provide diverse programs like Golden Spotlight, Robo Science & Coding Lab, Martial Arts Dojo, Chess & Wealth Club, Paint & Clay Workshop, Fencing Studio, Tutoring & Homeschooling Center, Farm-to-Table Cooking, Zen Garden, and Golden Wings.

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In daycare, one teacher typically oversees six children. Ratios can vary per program.

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We provide organic, balanced meals and snacks, accommodating dietary restrictions and allergies.

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